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Re: Smoking

Unread postby Standard Railfan » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:32 am

TSB wrote:I have decided early to go ahead with chemotherapy.

Four courses of Gemzar and Cisplatin three weeks apart.

Going to be a strange time until October.




I hope it doesn't have a bad effect on Big Jim. :mrgreen:


Best wishes for you. I went down a similar path nearly 20 years ago and survived. Stay positive and you can make it.
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Re: Smoking

Unread postby TSB » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:52 am

Had a "Bard Power Port" (Google it) installed for the chemo.

IV into veins would destroy them.
[size=150][color=#BF0040][b] Cancer is God's way of saying "The boy has suffered long enough."

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Re: Smoking

Unread postby TSB » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:56 pm

Started chemo yesterday. This sucks.

They say it takes 10 days to reach the nadir, day one bodes ill for that.

Time for a nap.
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Re: Smoking

Unread postby AARR » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:37 pm

Stay strong Mr TSB! You're still needed around here.
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...
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Re: Smoking

Unread postby TSB » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:42 pm

Six days in and feeling a lot better. Tomorrow, the second dose of Gemzar but no Cisplatin. Should be not so bad.

Further on the Bard Power Port. It is implanted into my chest just below and beside my neck. It is connected
to a tube that loops next to and enters my jugular vein and extends toward my heart. The chemo crap is fed
through the tube and into the heavy flow in the jugular just before the heart. That way it is defused into the
blood system and is diluted before it can destroy the blood vessels.

The next double whammy is on July 9. Four cycles of this.

To clarify my oncology, The pathology meeting was silent on an entry later in the report that read
"pleura invasion..... present." Cancer had broken out of my lung into the pleural lining of the chest.
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Re: Smoking

Unread postby AARR » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:09 pm

You and Mrs. TSB will be dancing again very soon :wink:
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Re: Smoking

Unread postby penn central » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:25 pm

Stay strong Mr TSB. Thank you for the updates.
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Re: Smoking

Unread postby TSB » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:00 am

Has anyone decided to QUIT SMOKING?
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Re: Smoking

Unread postby DaveO » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:53 am

TSB wrote:Has anyone decided to QUIT SMOKING?


I tried it back in the third grade. I figured something was not right because every puff was met with several coughs.
That was a decision I am glad to have made back then.

I know the road ahead isn't easy. Keep the fight going. For you, your family, and your friends, far and near.
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